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As the world’s leader in serving science, Thermo Fisher Scientific is a driving force in the research, healthcare, industrial and applied markets, generating more than $18B in annual revenue. No other company can match our range of customer touch points – technologically, geographically or commercially. We help our customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe and moving forward with thousands of important projects that improve millions of lives.

Position Summary:

Manage MRO (maintenance, repair and operating supply items) that are used in production and plant maintenance such as maintenance supplies, spare parts, and consumables used in the production process.

  • Obtains manufacturer’s recommended spare parts lists from existing parts manuals or contacting each asset manufacturer and requesting spare parts recommendations to create Bills of Materials (BOMs) against assets in CMMS (BM) –“Blue Mountain Regulatory Asset Management System”.
  • Categorizes all existing spare parts for assets in facility- Assigning BM part numbers and entering specific asset detail in BM.
  • Identifying and detailing “Like for Like” spare parts for validated assets.
  • Works with vendors to maintain spare parts offsite until requested/required.
  • Sets up and consolidates all spare parts in one location to make easily accessible
  • Works on interface with SAP to create automatic ordering of spare parts when quantity has been decreased in BM by technicians
  • Develop and create a central storeroom for all MRO and spare parts.
  • Determine best means of capturing off shift inventory parts/material issues.
  • Responsible for cycle count activities for inventory control to verify store room issues and receipts.
  • Perform verifications of inventory position for other support teams (ie. Advanced Manufacturing)
  • Ensure that inventory is maintained, measured and transacted accurately.
  • Provide information to purchasing about supplier accuracy at point of receipt.
  • Resolve inventory errors by investigating transaction history and provide pro-active notification to the Facilities Manager when significant errors are found.
  • Ensure SOPs are followed with regard to both cycle counting and inventory transactions.
  • Performs other duties and special assignments as required.
  • Based on history and OEM recommendations, determine min/max quantities of each item to be maintained at facility.
  • Take ownership of all MRO supplies and consolidate buying power and variability of specific items.
  • Provides process improvement ideas to streamline operations and improve efficiencies.
  • Supports departmental budgetary initiatives.
  • Apply good stores management practices and parts management to ensure parts and equipment retain full reliability while stored
  • Continually improving purchasing, stores and data management systems to increase planning effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Works very closely with Facilities Planner to “kit” materials/parts for non-emergency work requests.
  • Capable of interpreting and reading parts schematics.
  • Familiarization with parts specific to Thermo Fisher Scientific operation.
  • Necessary skill set to advance the store room improvement program.
  • Generates purchase orders and place orders for part and or supplies as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • 5-10 years Inventory Control, Purchasing or Finance experience in an industrial manufacturing facility.
  • Above average mathematical/analytical skills.
  • Requires excellent organizational skills and ability to collect/sort and analyze data for record keeping.
  • Ability to recognize necessary equipment spare part components and procure if/when necessary.
  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have basic computer skills and be versed in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Must be able to work well with others in various departments in a cooperative manner.

Physical Requirements:

  • May be required to work evenings and/or weekend hours in order to keep facilities and equipment operational.
  • May be exposed to cold, heat, noise, dust, fumes, paint, chemicals, oil, or grease depending upon the area in which work needs to be performed.
  • Will be required to gown-up to work in manufacturing and will wear hair covering on head and arms, and safety glasses with side shields.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.

Critical Hiring Criteria:

  • Applicant must have knowledge and become proficient w/Blue Mountain Asset Regulatory System (BMRAM) and SAP.
  • Previous maintenance, storeroom or inventory control experience. Must have general familiarity with industrial fasteners, power transmission components, electro-pneumatic and other industrial components.
  • Applicant must be capable of working with Vendors to identify replacement or lower cost alternative products and supplies.
  • Applicant must understand the process of purchasing and finance.
  • Applicant must have the ability to maintain detailed and accurate records.
  • Experience reading and understanding Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s).
  • Applicant must be willing to work occasional overtime and evening/weekend hours to achieve the goals of the storeroom operation.
  • Applicant must be capable to put forth extra effort when needed to resolve problems with minimal supervision or direction.
  • Experience in purchasing spare parts, manufacturing and janitorial supplies.

This position is not approved for relocation benefits.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 55,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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